Flashback: Pakistan’s memorable wins over India

June 3, 2017
Samaa Web Desk


Pakistan will start their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign by taking on arch rivals India at Birmingham on Sunday.

Before the high voltage encounter takes place, here are some of Pakistan’s most memorable ODI wins over India

Austral-Asia Cup Final (1986)

Pakistan won by one wicket

An encounter which no Pakistan and Indian cricket fan will ever forget. Needing four runs to win the final on the ball, Javed Miandad hit Chetan Sharma for a six, sealing a memorable win for Pakistan. The Pakistani batsman became a national hero and Sharma was highly criticized for bowling that delivery back home.

Pepsi Independence Cup (1997)

Pakistan won by 35 runs

Pakistan scored 327 runs against India while batting first. Star of the match was Saeed Anwar who piled 194 runs, which was a world record score by any batsman. Aqib Javed grabbed five wickets to take Pakistan home.

Coca Cola Cup (2000)

Pakistan won by 98 runs

The green shirts scored 272 runs in their 50 overs thanks to an unbeaten knock of 121 runs by Inzamam-ul-Haq. The Burewala Express Waqar Younis ran riot at the Indian batsmen and grabbed five wickets, helping Pakistan to a 98 run win over its arch rivals.

ICC Champions Trophy (2004)

Pakistan won by three wickets

India, without Sachin Tendulkar, were restricted to 200 as Shoaib Akhtar and Rana Naved grabbed four wickets each. However, Pakistan could not make a solid start and the side were reduced to 27/3. Mohammad Yousuf ‘s unbeaten knock of 81 helped the side to victory.

Pakistan in India ODI Series (2007)

Pakistan won by 4 wickets

India, after electing to bat, scored 321 runs with Sachin Tendulkar scoring 99 runs and Gautam Gambhir contributing 57 runs with the bat at Mohali. Pakistan chased the target with a ball to spare and four wickets in hand thanks to Younis Khan’s 117-run knock along with Misbah-ul-Haq’s knock of 49 runs.

ICC Champions Trophy (2009)

Pakistan won by 54 runs

Pakistan scored 302 runs in their Champions Trophy 2009 clash with India thanks to Shoaib Malik’s 128 runs knock while Mohammad Yousuf scored 87 runs. India were all out on 248 runs in 44.5 overs despite half centuries by Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir.

Asia Cup (2014)

Pakistan won by one wicket

Pakistan, chasing a target of 246 runs in the 2014 Asia Cup clash,  were cruising to an easy win as they needed 11 off the last 10 balls with four wickets. The Indian bowlers managed to dismissed three Pakistani batsmen and the green shirts needed nine runs off the last four deliveries.  Shahid Afridi, living up to his big-hitting reputation, smashed the next two balls for sixes to seal a famous victory.

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Story first published: 3rd June 2017


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